Last weekend I help a friend do some custom home improvement work, (sorry no photos). We had to do some dadoes and other little tricky techniques to make it strong enough to hold a heavy appliance. He had done this kind of work before but only having a few hand tools and an old radial arm saw, he was in need of some help. My shop seems to find this kind of work the most, which to be truthful scores big karma points. I really love doing project where you get to show off your skills and use your homemade jigs. woodworking is such a great hobby! I work with my hands for a living, but i love to be able to just figure stuff out and make it work with no pressure from the boss man. If you make a mistake you just modify, adjust, and move on.
-- I was going for that distressed look